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Ingenico announces risk director Panteha Pedram’s appointment to MRC – FinTech Futures

French-based global payments platform Ingenico has announced the appointment of its director of risk Panteha Pedram to the Merchant Risk Council’s (MRC) European Advisory Board.

The board, founded in 2000, is a global trade association which connects and educates ecommerce fraud and payments professionals.

Pedram has spent time at universities in Finland, Portugal, Norway and the Netherlands

Pedram will be helping the council and its members “adapt to ongoing change in the payments industry and focus on MRC’s expansion in Europe”.

As an advisor for the council’s European region strategy, she will unpick new regulatory changes and “pro-actively” adapt its approaches to new payments technologies.

MRC Europe’s MD Una Dillon says Pedram brings “wide-reaching experience across many aspects of payments and fraud as well as a strong merchant sector knowledge”.

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She has spent more than four years at Ingenico ePayments, before which she spent time at universities in Finland, Portugal, Norway and the Netherlands completing her Bachelors, Masters and PhD which covered education studies, politics and governance, policies and philosophy.

Pedram believes the MRC is the “perfect place to exchange knowledge, experience and news on risk and payments”, saying it’s “essential we facilitate knowledge exchange in the industry”.

Effective from 1 July 2019, the appointment has only just been publicly announced and will span for at least two years, after which she will be able to stand for re-election.

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